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  • Summary: You awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject in an experiment meant to change humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you delve intoYou awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject in an experiment meant to change humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you delve into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you have to survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
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  1. Positive: 55 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. May 7, 2017
    91
    Prey means deep space and deep gameplay. A huge space station hides thousands of game mechanics and dynamics ready to be explored by the solitary player. Its warfare is not infinite nor predestined, but makes up part of a bigger picture, a bigger game, where gameplay means much more than gunplay.
  2. May 9, 2017
    90
    Prey is a highly sophisticated game with respect to its gameplay, level design and narrative. Although its graphical and artificial intelligence problems are easy to notice, we've had a great sci-fi experience.
  3. May 8, 2017
    88
    In the end Prey ends up being much more than a mosaic: thanks to its narrative and to the mobility of a gameplay that constantly evolves over over twenty hours of the main adventure, the game leaves a trace that ends up being unique.
  4. May 8, 2017
    80
    Taken together, Prey is a brilliant but flawed descent into a world of science gone wrong, driven by a well told, cerebrally satisfying story which makes up for the mechanical inconsistencies of the experience. Comparing Prey to Bioshock only reveals the relative cracks which explains why the former doesn’t quite live up to the expectations set by the latter, so it’s instead best to enjoy Prey as its own thing, forgiving its flaws to marvel at the results of Arkane’s intelligent approach to game design.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 24, 2017
    80
    While not the masterpiece it could have been, this imaginative, immersive sim provides an impressive, dense sandbox with plenty of exciting toys to play with. [July 2016, p.93]
  6. May 12, 2017
    80
    Prey’s curious alternate-history universe, intriguing sidequests, hidden threats, and detailed environmental storytelling make Talos I a joy to explore. The unsettling sense of paranoia that comes from knowing any object could turn out to be a hidden enemy gives even the quiet moments a palpable tension. All of that picks up the slack for combat and stealth that doesn’t feel fresh enough to sustain it throughout what can be a long game.
  7. May 11, 2017
    50
    The game is dour and oblivious that its destination is more interesting and vital than the journey.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 197
  1. Apr 14, 2018
    10
    gioco incredibilmente sorprendente,con trama,ambientazione e atmosfera davvero superbe
  2. May 17, 2017
    10
    Playing with Prey brought me back to 1997, to the amazing System shock 2...let me say...WOW!
    The atmosphere is incredible, the gameplay is a
    Playing with Prey brought me back to 1997, to the amazing System shock 2...let me say...WOW!
    The atmosphere is incredible, the gameplay is a unique mix of different genres and the artist direction is fantastic. The game is long (i spent 26 hr) and challenging, for a long time I did not see anything like that (No, not Bioschock).
    Honestly i don't understand the critics, given the low level of most productions...
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  3. May 5, 2017
    10
    Game runs smooth as butter on PC. Even on mid end hardware. Rating it a 10 to average out the 0's
    My actual score would be a 9.
    Arkane
    Game runs smooth as butter on PC. Even on mid end hardware. Rating it a 10 to average out the 0's
    My actual score would be a 9.

    Arkane nails the atmosphere here. If you are looking for a creepy yet interesting environment you will enjoy prey. The game, especially on harder difficulty focuses on the survival aspects, you'll need to search every nook and cranny for items and crafting materials to progress. Enemy variety does seem a little low. But the game still manages to keep you on edge with it's great sound design. You can hear every creak and spew of steam in the ominous space station as you explore.

    The game has a progression system. You can upgrade abilities via skill points as well as upgrade weapons and other things.
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  4. Mar 29, 2018
    9
    Pros:
    -Cool Scifi/Thriller Story
    -Great level design -Metroidvania style -You can explore EVERYTHING/EVERYWHERE -Multiple solutions to a
    Pros:
    -Cool Scifi/Thriller Story
    -Great level design
    -Metroidvania style
    -You can explore EVERYTHING/EVERYWHERE
    -Multiple solutions to a problem
    -Nice soundtrack
    -Nice optional quests
    -Very cool mechanics (enemies that mimic objects, a gun that creates platforms)

    Cons:
    -Not much enemy variation
    -Not many weapons
    -Not really a “choose your own approach” game (sometimes you are forced to develop specific abilities)
    -Too many optional quests

    Overall:
    Excellent game, very vertical with a nice and interesting level design. Gameplay mechanics are nothing exceptional but very well implemented and enjoyable. The story is very cool if you like sci-fi thrillers. Highly recommended if you like Deus Ex or System Shock!!!
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  5. Feb 17, 2020
    8
    Prey is one of the most immersive and creative games I have ever played. Right from the start it really grabs you, and besides a few tediousPrey is one of the most immersive and creative games I have ever played. Right from the start it really grabs you, and besides a few tedious missions, holds you by the balls and won't let go with non-stop action and plot. There a few misses, such a plethora of abilities which have no value, and some very boring space travel, and not to mention some missions that are a time sink, but on the whole, this is one of the greatest games on the ps4. Expand
  6. May 6, 2017
    6
    First impressions of PREY are not good. The graphics are uninspiring, the interface is clunky and the gameplay feels like a clumsy fusion ofFirst impressions of PREY are not good. The graphics are uninspiring, the interface is clunky and the gameplay feels like a clumsy fusion of Bioshock, Deus Ex and Dead Space. When will developers realise that picking up junk for crafting and reading backstory snippets on terminals is really boring and kills the atmosphere! The initial melee action with the wrench and subsequent Gloo gun feel awful compared to brilliance of Destinys controls. On console it feels like another PC port that lacks the polish and game engine to meet the standards we now expect. On a positive note, at least the demo allowed me to realise that purchasing this unoriginal, poorly executed sci-fi shooter would be a mistake. Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2020
    0
    Любители виртуальных парков развлечений, типа фортнайт или farCry5, игру не оценили, да и ладно. Одна из немногих игр с погружением, котораяЛюбители виртуальных парков развлечений, типа фортнайт или farCry5, игру не оценили, да и ладно. Одна из немногих игр с погружением, которая зацепила. После неё, постоянно возникал вопрос: "Почему такое управление не сделали в DeadSpace?". Отличная история, которая подаётся через окружение, где даже чтение электронных писем не раздражает. Постоянно ощущение загадки на огромной станции, заставляют радостно потирать руки. Expand

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